topographic map

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top′ograph′ic map′


n.
a map showing topographic features, usu. by means of contour lines. Compare contour map.
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topographic map

A map that presents the vertical position of features in measurable form as well as their horizontal positions. See also map.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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As the topo map on his iPhone guided us infallibly to another likely hunting spot, Shay paused and thoughtfully said, "These maps are amazing.
The Historical Topo Map section features historical maps that provide a snapshot of the nation's physical and cultural past.
This "information topography" is as informative as an earth-based topo map in identifying the peaks and valleys of the environment.
You thought you were cutting a straight line, but when you stepped back and looked, it was a line on a topo map. No problem: It looks more natural this way.
To do any serious hiking, though, spring for the $12 topo map sold at Bassetts Station (100 Gold Lake Rd.; 530/862-1297).
I need to identify and digitize forested areas on top of this aerial photograph, with a topo map (DRG) as another base map.
With the creative assistance of the two engineering interns, we developed a topo map in AutoCAD[R] by converting a digital photo we had taken of the quad map.
Among the topo map, help desks, pair of 18-foot Duratrans panels, exposed timbers, and copper detailing is a steel-framed canvas camp tent, complete with a sleeping bag and a DVD player to occupy the young ones.
The fieldwork, then, is a process of 3-way checking: attempting to match the GNR data with the topo map features, with on-ground observation.
With a few clicks, users can view and print a topo map side by side with an aerial photo in 2-D or 3-D.